MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 148, 2018International Conference on Engineering Vibration (ICoEV 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Vibration and Control in Downhole Drilling Processes|
|Published online||02 February 2018|
Calibrated FEM modelling of rock cutting with PDC cutter
Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, University of Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, Scotland, UK
2 S&V Lab, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 710049 China
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Complexity of bit-rock interactions and formation fracture makes rock drilling a challenging task from modelling perspective. A finite element model is developed which can plausibly capture the rock fractures while it is capable of evaluating drilling forces for various values of Rate of Penetration (ROP), bit angular velocity and cutter configuration. Firstly, experiments on a single cutter rig are performed with various drilling parameters to be compared to the proposed FE model. Prior to detailed numerical simulation, a rigorous computation test on material model characterization and the element size and type is conducted to ensure feasible and reliable simulation results. The cutting forces are analysed for different values of WOB, rake angle, initial depth of cut and cutter speed for a single-cutter linear cutting. The formation fragmentation process and computed results are comparable to laboratory tests.
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